Bug ID 1086389: BIG-IP r4k and r2k series based systems shows has_pva flag true though they cannot support

Last Modified: Mar 30, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Fixed In:
17.1.0, 15.1.9

Opened: Mar 11, 2022

Severity: 3-Major


The BIG-IP r4k and r2k series-based systems cannot support ePVA feature by design. But there are flags related to ePVA, like `has_pva` and `pva_version` which are wrongly shown when ran query with `guishell` app for `platform`. Issue: ======= # guishell -c 'select has_pva,pva_version from platform' ------------------------- | HAS_PVA | PVA_VERSION | ------------------------- | true | 0 | ------------------------- 1 row 0.115s (mcpd: 0.003s, mcpj: 0.006s, hsql: 0.091s, conn: 0.005s, format: 0.007s) (rcv: 0Kb, 0.003s, snd: 38b, 0.000s) [root@localhost:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config #


Though the values for these ePVA fields are misleading it has no impact on the functionality as the underlying NIC Card used is Intel NIC card which cannot support ePVA feature on BIG-IP r4k and r2k systems. So, there is no impact on the functionality as ePVA not possible on r4k and r2k.


The ePVA feature flags, `has_pva` and `pva_version` in guishell are not correct on BIG-IP r4k and r2k systems as they cannot support this feature with this release.



Fix Information

The ePVA feature cannot be possible on BIG-IP r4k and r2k systems. So, no probable fix can be provided.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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